Technology Access Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebration will be Sept. 10


On Saturday, Sept. 10, Technology Access Foundation (TAF) will kick off its 20th anniversary celebration with a free barbecue for it’s long­time supporters and the surrounding White Center community.

It kicks off at 12 p.m. at the Bethaday Community Learning Space on the grounds of Dick Thurnau Memorial Park, located at 11050 10th Ave SW.

For almost 20 years, Technology Access Foundation has provided technical and STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) education to students of color. It’s mission is to improve the trajectory of students of color in life and in college, and ultimately introduce more diversity to STEM and tech fields. Since TAF began in 1996, it has served over 4,100 students. Its academy boasts a 95% on­time graduation rate with 100% of its graduates attending college. Corporations like Bank of America, Microsoft, Boeing and more see their vision as well and have signed on in support of their next chapter.

TAF’s headquarters, located in the White Center neighborhood of Seattle, has become a hub for technology innovation and a space that serves its community. Although it has expanded its reach by moving into the public school system to affect more students, it hasn’t forgotten its grassroots efforts. This summer makes the third year where TAF has offered robotics and video game design summer camps to the community. This year, they offered the camps free of charge.

TAF’s Neighborhood Builder’s Summer BBQ, sponsored by Bank of America, is a free community event designed for neighbors and friends of TAF to come together, eat, listen to music, participate in crafts and more. Local businesses will be present as well.


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